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1 The Quantile Framework® for Mathematics & West Virginia A Practical Approach:Linking Assessment to InstructionPresented by:Jason Turner, Manager, Professional Services
2 Today’s Session What is the Quantile Framework and why do I need to knowabout it?
3 Today’s SessionWhere can Quantilemeasures be found?
4 Today’s SessionWhat can be done withthe Quantile Framework?
5 Today’s SessionHow will the QuantileFramework help students?
6 Today’s Session How can Quantiles be used in the schools and in the classroom?
7 The Quantile Framework for Mathematics: Question #1 What is the QuantileFramework forMathematics?Why do I need toknow about it?
8 Common Misconceptions The Quantile Framework is NOT: An indicator of mastery of specific skills.A list of mathematical skills.A curriculum for mathematics.A mathematics program.A grade equivalent.8
9 The Quantile Framework… …is like a“yardstick”---it’s the way tomeasure thedevelopment of:Students’ mathematical knowledgeandDifficulty of math skills and topics
10 The Quantile Framework Developmental scale that locates mathematics skills and concepts within a taxonomy.Mathematical Skill/Topic/Concept Quantile Measure (Q)Characterizes the problem-solver with a measure on the same developmental scale.Student Quantile Measure (Q)The Quantile measure uses a common metric for both10
11 Let’s define an essential concept Vocabulary Break:Let’s define an essential concept
12 What is a Quantile Measure (QMeasure)? QMeasures are applied to both students and math skills and concepts.Students: The Quantile measure for an individual or student is the level at which he or she is ready for instruction and has knowledge of the prerequisite mathematical concepts and skills necessary to succeed. When applied to students, the QMeasure indicates the student’s readiness for instruction.
13 What is a Quantile Measure (QMeasure)? QMeasures are applied to both students and math skills and concepts.Skills & Concepts: When applied to mathematical skills and concepts, QMeasures indicate the task difficulty associated with a skill or concept relative to other mathematical skills and concepts. For example, the skill of rounding whole numbers to a given place value has a QMeasure of 410Q.
14 The Quantile Measure…Forecasts the student’s readiness to be successful with the skill after introductory instruction.
15 The Quantile Measure…Also refers to the difficulty of a mathematical skill or concept, or how difficult the skill or concept (QTaxon) is compared to others.
16 Let’s define another essential concept Vocabulary Break:Let’s define another essential concept
17 What is a QTaxon? Derived from taxonomy (a category or group) A specific mathematical skill or concept, e.g., to perform long division with remainders is a specific mathematical skill or concept, or QTaxon.Within the Quantile Framework, QTaxon is the formal term for skill or concept.
18 Why Do I Need To Know About It? Developmental Scale: Allows districts and schools to track growth.Common Scale: Places task difficulty and student readiness on the same scale.Differentiation & Targeting: Providesmath teachers the means to differentiateand target math instruction based on the student’s status.
19 The Quantile Framework for Mathematics Where can Quantilemeasures be found?
20 Where can I find the Quantile measure? State End-of-Grade Tests (Texas, West Virginia, North Carolina, & Wyoming)Scholastic Math Inventory (SMI)Voyager V-MathPearson PASeries
21 Where can I find the Lexile measure? A student’s Lexile measure can be found on the student report for the WESTEST 2 for grades 3 -8 and 10.More information on a student’s Lexile measure based on the WESTEST 2 score is available on the West Virginia Department of Education’s Web site at:
22 West Virginia Educational Standards Test 2 (WESTEST 2)
23 West Virginia Educational Standards Test 2 (WESTEST 2)
24 The Quantile Framework for Mathematics What can be donewith the QuantileFramework?
25 Two Issues for Math Educators: First, how does a teacherdetermine student readiness?ORHow does a teacher forecaststudent preparedness to learnmathematical skills or concepts?
26 Two Issues for Math Educators: Second, how does a teacher establish the measure of difficulty for various skills in mathematics?
28 Success Rates for Students of Different Mathematics Ability with a Skill at a Defined Quantile MeasureStudent MathematicsAbilitySkill - Locate points in all quadrants of the coordinate plane using ordered pairs.ExpectedSuccess350Q600Q850Q1100Q1350Q10%25%50%75%90%
29 Student Mathematics Ability Success Rates for Student of Similar Ability with Math Skills of Different Skill DemandsStudent Mathematics AbilitySkill DemandSkill DescriptionExpected Success750Q250QLocate points on a number line.90%500QUse order of operations including parenthesis to simplify numerical expressions75%Translate between models or verbal phrases and algebraic expressions.50%1000QEstimate and calculate areas with scale drawings and maps.25%1250QRecognize and apply definitions and theorems of angles formed when a transversal intersects parallel lines.10%
30 Benefits of the Quantile Framework DETERMINE: student readinessESTABLISH: task difficultySTRENGTHEN: classroom teachingpractices and strategies
31 Benefits of the Quantile Framework LINK: student ability to skill difficulty (using a common measure)FORECAST: student success rate(after introductory lessons)TRACK: growth over timeLet’s take a look at other points in history where UNIFICATION has been important between a theory and application.31
32 The Quantile Framework for Mathematics How will the framework help the students and teachers in my district?
34 Gaps in learning: Student Ability 350Q Skill Difficulty 850Q Student: 350QQtaxon: 850QWhat must happen to close this gap?What must happen to narrow this gap?
35 The Quantile Framework: Practical Benefits Helps teachers…Differentiate instructionby linking students with instruction at their levelby knowing the Quantile level of the skill or concept and matching it with the Quantile measure of the studentDetermine student readinessby knowing each student’s Quantile measureForecast student success with specific skills and concepts
36 The Quantile Framework: Practical Benefits Helps teachers…Monitor student math progressby tracking student growth using the Quantile developmental scaleDescribe pre-requisite skills needed to learn more advanced mathematical conceptsTailor teaching methods in the classroom to ensure a greater level of understanding and applicationDetermine supplementary and upcoming skills for students in need of enrichment
37 The Quantile Framework for Mathematics How can Quantiles beused in the classroom?
38 Let’s define some more essential concepts Vocabulary Break:Let’s define some more essential concepts
39 What is a Prerequisite QTaxon? For any mathematical skill or concept there are prerequisite skills and concepts necessary to succeed.When we refer to Prerequisite QTaxons, we mean those skills that are necessary to be successful with the skill in question.For example, to successfully perform division with remainders, one must be able to successfully perform simple division without remainders.
40 What’s an Impending QTaxon? Every mathematical skill or concept is building toward another skill or concept.For example, the multiplication of single digit numbers comes after the addition of double digit numbers, and is, therefore, an impending skill…Impending QTaxons are the skills that ‘come next’ or are the next steps in the Quantile taxonomy
41 What’s a Supplemental QTaxon? A Supplemental QTaxon is a mathematical skill or concept which broadens, enhances or deepens knowledge of a skill or concept, but is not necessary for success with that skill or concept.For example, a Supplemental QTaxon of “Calculate the areas of triangles, parallelograms, trapezoids, circles and composite figures”, is “Use models to develop formulas for finding areas of triangles, parallelograms, trapezoids, and circles” This skill enhances understanding of the QTaxon in question, but is not necessary for success.
42 An Essential Feature of the Quantile Framework: The Knowledge Cluster! Precursory skills to ensure prior knowledgeSupporting skills to connect and add depth across content strandsQuantile measures to address the degree of difficulty for each skill42
43 The Power of the Knowledge Cluster To inform instruction and address the needs and abilities of each studentTo add depth and breadth to concepts in mathematicsTo adjust Individual Education Plans according to Quantile measures43
44 The Knowledge ClusterAccessing the knowledge cluster
47 A QTaxon and It’s Knowledge Cluster QT-M-254Investigate and determine the relationship between the diameter and the circumference of a circle and the value of pi; calculate the circumference of a circle.47
52 Quantile Resources Math Skill Database Math At Home QTaxon Search Knowledge ClustersCurriculum AlignmentTextbook lesson alignmentInstructional Resources“Leading/Reverse” QTaxon SearchMath At Home
53 Quantile Professional Development Quantile Professional Development helps put the Quantile Framework to work for youand your students. Our Master Facilitators empower you with the knowledge and skillsto implement the Quantile Framework in your classroom.QUANTILES IN YOUR DISTRICT:Understand how the Quantile Framework for Mathematics was developed and learn to use Quantiles to understand task difficulty.STEP 1: UNDERSTANDING AND USING THE QUANTILE FRAMEWORK FORMATHEMATICS:Hands on practice using the tools for differentiating mathematics to meet standards. Learn to use Quantiles to understand task difficulty and student readiness.STEP 2: PUTTING QUANTILES TO WORK IN YOUR CLASSROOM: This workshop offers strand specific, in-depth study of the connections along the mathematics curriculum.For more information, call LEXILES/ or
54 Contact InformationJason Turner Manager, Professional Development MetaMetrics Inc.
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